Howdy all. Hoping to get a little help with the bridge pickup on my Les Paul - I plugged it in today and got that horrible 60hz hum through it, which I haven't had before in years of using it... I've spent a good chunk of the afternoon poking around in its guts, though I'm far from an expert at this stuff, and here's what I've found: * The bridge pickup now gets 60Hz hum, which is eliminated when I touch a metal component, but gets louder when I touch a non-adjustable polepiece (disappears when I touch an adjustable one). * The bridge tone now is very thin, and very quiet - but is otherwise still outputting. * The neck pickup still works fine (as does the mid position, in that it's a combination of the neck and what little bridge there is). * I was working with steel wool nearby earlier, and did find a fragment magnetically attracted to a polepiece on the bridge pickup (it is not covered). I cleaned it up, unscrewed all the polepieces and brushed them down. * Still thinking steel wool, I opened the pickup up, pulled the magnet out and got a fine paintbrush in there to do some dusting, just in case. Everything was put together very tightly, and I can't see any actually having gotten in there, but while I had it open I also visually checked what joints and wires I could see... * I checked the switch, input jack and pots- all *looked* fine, but then perhaps they aren't... I used the little paintbrush to do some cleaning, though of course this won't help if there happens to be a bad joint. Any ideas on what this could be, or what I could do to fix it? I did do some reading before posting this that did say sometimes solder joints can just go cold... I'm hoping this isn't a dead pickup. In any case, any help you could provide is appreciated.